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Drew Clark: 'Least dangerous branch' must follow principle, not pragmatism

A lack of articulation of constitutional principles makes it harder for judges to make decisions.

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Sept. 15, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Obama should not move forward without congressional approval

When a commander in chief proposes to engage in acts of war that are not part of a short-term emergency but are commitments that stretch over an indefinite period of time, he should ask for formal... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Daren Bakst: Parents, not bureaucrats, should decide what kids eat

The writer responds to the question, "Should parents back Michelle Obama's renewed quest for healthy school lunch?" Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Dissatisfaction with Utah's congressmen and Congress as a whole

Usually, Americans like their own members of Congress but greatly dislike Congress as an institution. However, recent national polling shows more voters are blaming their own congressmen for... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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William Rice: First lady's fight for healthier food needs support

Writer responds to the question, "Should parents back Michelle Obama’s renewed quest for healthy school lunches?” Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Brian S. Brown: In defending marriage, Utah is standing in the breach

The state of Utah is standing in the breach across the nation in preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Drew Clark: Keys to development: City centers, education and entrepreneurship

Looking to environmental assets, and to educational institutions and technology strengths, is the new template for successful economic development — just as Ogden is now demonstrating on its... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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John Florez: We need a school board elected by voters

We need a state school board that is elected by the voters who have the public’s interest and the future of our students as their focus, without being encumbered with political ties. Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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My view: Government broadband spells bad news for taxpayers

Government shouldn't be in the broadband Internet business — fierce private sector competition has made the Internet an epicenter of innovation and technological development. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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David Blankenhorn: Prize-linked savings programs are a better option than lotteries

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The state of Kansas was all set to start a prize-linked savings program that would help people save money rather than spend it on lotteries and gambling — then the governor reversed and... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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A. Scott Anderson: Quake reminder: Businesses must be prepared

The recent California earthquake serves as a reminder — businesses need to be prepared for any type of a disaster and be mindful not only of operations but the well-being of employees as well. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: Islamic State — Obama gets the mission right, strategy wrong

In his Islamic State speech, President Obama said many of the right things. Most importantly, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Basis of skepticism in Obama's careful war

Suffice it to say, the American campaign in Iraq and Syria will take years and hit major obstacles. It is one thing to have a strategy; another to pursue it with creativity and absolute resolve. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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My view: The lesson from 9/11 is not isolationism

If the last six years have taught us anything, it is that a diminished U.S. presence leaves the world a much darker and more dangerous place. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Home Depot's breach reminds us we live in the Wild West

We are once again left to mentally retrace our shopping steps over several months to see if we are vulnerable, then to ponder new and clever passwords we might, or might not, remember. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Will the NFL recover from initially fumbling the Rice case?

The NFL commissioner and the Baltimore Ravens initially fumbled the handling of Ray Rice's domestic abuse incident. Despite recovering this week with an immediate termination and indefinite... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Mary Barker: Calling the privileged to a greater good

Being privileged is a social position, one that is important in the pursuit of justice and the greater good. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Extremism in defense of re-election

Forty-eight members of the Democratic caucus attempted to amend the Bill of Rights. They tried to shrink First Amendment protection of political speech. They evidently think extremism in defense of... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Mary Barker: The Romney I may have voted for

Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Richard Davis: Income inequality personified: The case of George and Mitt

Tax cuts have been most beneficial to the rich and have contributed to a greater inequality in the U.S. today than existed 50 years ago. No wonder many in the middle class feel further and further... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Despite deficits, Postmaster General an 'eternal optimist'

In a visit to my office Tuesday, Patrick Donahoe said he sees his operation being debt-free by 2017 or ’18, with a completely new fleet and an updated “sorting infrastructure.” Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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My view: Baseball comparison for economics strikes out

A recent op-ed piece by columnist Mary Barker comparing baseball's economic changes to that of the public's is wrong on the facts and wrong on the economics. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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The top of my do-over list includes showing my ears a little love — or at least some respect

Sitting on an old stump in a canyon recently, I listened with joy to the warble of a bird and the babble of the creek. There are worse remnants of hearing to have left, but I miss the unamplified... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Randy Shumway: Setting our sights on education

Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, competitive... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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My view: How Hollywood got it wrong and its effect on Ferguson

The prosecuting attorney in the Ferguson shooting case has an apparent conflict of interest with extensive family ties to the St. Louis Police Department. A recent TV drama showed the same conflict... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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